The 2020 MLB season is underway, and the third day of games will commence on Saturday. There will be a packed 14-game slate, DraftKings will have DFS contests available for the action. We’ll go over some of the top value plays that cost $5,000 or less here.
C: J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies ($4,800)
Realmuto is considered to be the top fantasy catcher in most circles. He’s tallied more than 20 home runs in each of his last two seasons. Getting arguably the most dangerous catcher as the third most expensive option is a steal.
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals ($4,300)
Goldschmidt is an elite power hitter and hasn’t dropped below 30 home runs in three seasons. The six-time All-Star is new to the Cardinals, but that shouldn’t stop him from lighting up one of the lower rated pitchers in the slate.
2B: Jose Peraza, Boston Red Sox ($2,900)
Boston put up 13 runs in it’s season debut against the Baltimore Orioles and should have a super potent offense. Peraza might be in the nine hole, but he lit the O’s up by going 4-for-5 with two RBIs on Friday. If you want a cheap option for a stack, Peraza is your man.
3B: Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies($5,000)
Arenado isn’t necessarily a bargain at this price, but it’s obvious that he can catch fire like few other players can. There wasn’t a ton of hitting in his debut and he only got on base via a walk against the Texas Rangers, but he’ll be up against Mike Minor this time. He thrives against lefties.
SS: Marcus Semien, Oakland Athletics ($4,400)
Semien has a ton of pop in his bat and should get plenty of chances to produce as Oakland’s leadoff man. He can go yard and should have a good chance at scoring a few runs given the quality of the batters behind him.
OF: Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies ($4,900)
Harper is still looking for his first hit of the season after going 0-for-2 in his season debut. It’s not a secret that he can do a little bit of everything. Caleb Smith gave up 33 home runs in 2019 and could slip up against a top-notch power hitter like Harper.